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.11. A. Ilt-Ini,
I. II. Ho-ll1T,
( Chartered and Organized June, 1872.)
I' F 1 i:
on Jackson St., one door South of Public Square
Itcgular Meetings every Tuesday Night.
tienernl Hunklng; IliiIne.
Discounts Daily; Buy and Sells
Gold, Silver, Bonds, Stock, Uncurrent
Bank Notes, &c, &c.
In Its Savings Department, receives Deposits
and issues Clurtitlcntc-s therefor ut specified
rales or interest. M. A. HELM, Cushicr.
Athens, Dec. 20, !S72-tf-2U4
II. C Jhi'Iiood, J. W. .illitnl.
President. Cusbier.
1 II. Mc Clung, Vice I'rest.
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Aulhorlcil C'ltpitUtl, 300,000.
The only National Hank between Salem, Va.
and Cleveland, Tennestee.
Designated Depository of the TJ. S.
First National Hank of Kiioxvillc.
NTOOUII OL i 1: it m 1
Jos It Anderson, ltl lstol
Hold Love, .loliiixon City
.1 II Earnest, lilicutown
K V Taylor, Hr.,l!uhl'vlu
H M Ilnrton, Murrlsto'n
Win Hrsxelloii.N Mark't
AVni Hiii'I'Im, Dandridgo
Geo A K11I11, "
1C Unlit, Cleveland
II II Matlock, lllci'vlllc
N Hotrnrt, Philinl'a
.1 A Itayl, Knoxv'lc
Joseph Juqucs, "
F II iMi'Cluns, "
Sinn McKlnney, "
S II llovd, "
W W Woodruff"
.1 W Lilliird, "
Julia Jackson, "
It C Jackson, "
Receives Deposits, Iliiysnml Sells Exchange,
Foreign iiml Domestic; deals in Gold, Silver,
Uncurrent Hunk Notes, United Stated, State,
County and Corporation llonds ami Coupons,
nml will do a General Collecting and Hunting
lliiNlncss throughout the United fctutes.
Fob. 14, 1873-1 y-273 .
Lnteori'hllllps, Late with Late, with fillips
Hooper As Co. Orr llros. Hooper & Co
v. ii. a a m.a 111:11,
Wholesale . Grocers,
Forcign&Doincstlc Liquors,
J'o. &') N011 III Market Nlrocl,
NAS1I V I L L li, T N N IS SS1312.
Dec. 0, 1872.tf.2fi2
Saddles and Bridles
of every description.
Carriage & Huggy Harness &
Joiim STKriiKNS, John II. Flv.nn
O E N K It A h
conn 1 s n 1 n 1: n n am
Grnln, Flour, ProvlHtoiiH, liny, Jtc
Fonyth Street ATLANTA, UA.
A?enl for Hip Snln of Cotton, Yarns, Osna
burgs, Shecllngs.Shirllugs, Lime, Salt, etc.
ITT Keferto tho Hanks and Merchants of
Liberal Cash nilvanees nuiloon cougnnirnts
July l,l70.1y.133
imsm, ross k mm,
O B E B 6
O A Y S T It E E T,
Knoxville, Tennessee.
and Commodious Warehouse, adjoining
Sanford, Chuniberland A Albers, Ave
are now prepared to offer
Special Indiironiontw to the Trade.
We will keep on hand nt all limes, full lines of
and Raisins,
N 11 1 h of all Kinds.
I.IOIK Sl into
Holston Salt and Plaster Co's
slon tho
Products of Hie onnlry,
n'ud will endeavor at ull times to get the high-
est market prices for snine.
Veb. U, lS7l ly-r.it
She os(.
Athens, Friday, Jane 12, 1874.
Gcrritt Smith.
This gentleman, lias recently priuted
a letter in favor of Hie civil right bill,
fie believes that the inillcnitiiii will
never be attained until tho tierij and
the white man lie down together.
Premium. "v
A Mississippi Grange is oflciiujr $23
for the best corn and tho largest num
ber of bushel from one nc'io of land;
$15 for the best and largest number of
gallons from one nci c of cahe; and $10
for Uie larpest and best hog' of any ngo
raised in Inston county.
- .'
' itoUuion." .
Singularly enough comes a proposi.
tion for a "Kc-Union of Abolitionints,
without distinction of parly, to bo held
in Chicago on the 9th, 10th,- and 11th of
June." If the ghastly skeletons of nil
who fell in the lato war which tho Ab
olitionists invoked could ho present, it
would add greatly to the .Impressive
ncss of tho occasion.
That excellent Daily, the Kuoxvillo
Chronicle, has been enlarged and other
wiso improved, affording a considerable
addition to its reading department.
Kuoxvillo has a reputed population of
from twelve to fifteen thousand inhab
itants, and we don't know why its
dailies should not compare favorably
even with thoso of more- pretentious
Tho School Law of Ohio.
The common school law of Ohio,
framed by llopublican legislators, docs
not recognize mixed schools. In 1S7I,
in a test cane, tho Supreme Court of
that Stte, composed of five Republican
Judges, decided unanimously that the
fourteenth amendment to tho Federal
Constitution docs not require such
schools. Tho court said :
Equality of lights docs not involve
tho necessity of educating white and
colored persons in tho same school, any
more than it does that of cducuiug
children of both sexes in tho same
school. Any classification which pre
serves substantially equal schoo; ad
vantages U not prohibited by cither the
State or Federal Constitution, nor
WOllKHt coilti aA ellO tho nroviciona of
Good Times Ahead.
The Chattanooga Commercial says:
Trobably the best indication that we
shall nil soon sec bettor times is the fact
that the laboring men aro all now able
to get work. 'When tho people have
work at good wages, the merchants and
others havo business. Wo have printc,d
posters calling for 700 laborers within
tho past two days, to work on tho Cin
cinnati roadv Dcsidcs this tho building
and other operations in the city have
greatly increased the local demand for
labor. Tho shadow which the good
time coming casts beforo it is hero, and
the indications nro that everything will
bo lovely in tho immediate future."
Grant and tho Democracy.'
Commenting upon the reputed de
claration of Judge rierrcpotit, that
President Grant will not only bo re
elected, but get tho support of tho Sou
thern Democrats, tho Lynchburg Vir
ginian, a conservative organ, says:
Ho may return to ids first lovo and
determine, liko Andrew Johnson, to be
n now Moses for tho suffering, burthen
ed pcoplo of tho South. Ho may do all
tins, and unite in nimscii mo requisites
of an availablo candidate even for n
third term. Ho has done much to alien
ato tho South from him aud to subvert
tho conlidouco of this pcoplo in his good
intentions, lint they might bo content
to accept and uso "tho conqueror of tho
rebellion" to chastise tho brazen-faced
party that is tho chief causo of all that
they havo suffered sinco the war.
Tho Methodists on Temperance.
Tho Southern Mothodistn, lutcly In
conference at Louisville, look a decided
position on tho temperance question,
adopting by a very largo voto Ull5 to
118, being moro than tho necessary two
thirds a minority report that any per
son making, buying, selling, or using ns
a beverage, Intoxicating liquors shall
bo, upon conviction, dobarrod from
membership In tho Church. This action
will bo Bent louud to tho local confer
ences, nud if tho majority of thrco
fourths concur it will bccomonlaw. As
a test of tho fooling in tho conference,
one of tho most prominent member,
llov. Dr. KegoMcr, H5f tho Ualtlmoro
Conference, declared hlmsolf in favor
of this social legislation," even if it
struck fjO.iHX) mention from tho roll.
This action of the Methodist Confer
ence will probably liavo moro pciina
nctit effect t in behalf of temperance
than tho tnoru demonstrative crusade
MafndiuctU has now two Judges
on the bench of the Court of Cluini
Loring and Ilichardson.
r. : 1 r-
TIia f'l.ll IM.,1.4. Kill
m ......
"he Atlanta Methodist Adrocate ha
a'tn'thy articlo npon this subject from
ddch we extract the following:
KOi beginningin public schools ha
teen nado in most of tho Slate in
te Saudi, and they arc generally gain
iig favor, but there Is not intercut kufti
:ina U' many of them to continue tho
H sleii on tho plan of mixed school.
Vovct noi-1 '.ro willow show the choice
W be between separate schools or none.
Iho abvtract civil ' right" to mixed
Mhools must probably be udmittcd mi
ilcr IhcConstilution, or at leaU would
lif nMlTied Itv Dm iintk'iirn nf 1,111
tait lh "right" to have them does not
iwoviil hcm, neither does it furnish
tho nt'itey for their support. This
' right' is simply an idea, a nothing hut
vUl8 conceded on every hand now,
uiveiiiuy hhuck. A man has a right to
he il), but that Aoe no tni-
rick .Noiwitiisiiiiuiiiig iho right, he
may vork hard all Ids days and die
poorAt last. All of tho citizens of the
U.ifcd Slates have the right to bo Pres.
iduit, but that does not make them so.
If my supposo that tho adoption of tho
civl rights bill will givo them mixed
fccbls, let us advise them that it will do
ti04uch thing, but simply recnguio the
rigit to get them if they can. They have
lhn now. Hut if to claim that right
fine to attempt to liavo mixed schools
wo Id destroy thoso we now have, wJio
wotld be the gainer by the change? No
out but Satan and the enemies of the
coined race, who wish to keep them in
igmrance. So this mero abstract right
to !avo mixed schools if wo can get
than U not worth contending for on
gcicral principles, and certainly not
wh'ii by so doing wo endanger our
higicst interests. That would he grasp
ing at a shadow and losing tho sub
staico. Wo ought to bo moro wiso and
thoightful than to.pursuo such a course.
If here aro States or sections where
mi:od schools aro practicable, where
thof aro the choice of both parties or
wluro tho colored people nro so few in
lumber (as in tho North) that they can
do 10 better, let them nccopt this ar
rangement. But for the South general
ly, tliero is a moro excellent way that
is, o maintain the schools wo havo and
maie them better ns wo cau. If to
matitain an abstract right would in
volve a practical wrong, tho right should
bo vaived.
Snuige as it may seem to tho nconlo
of ho North, tho South tins a perfect
nouor ot t lie phantasm or social equal
ity. Nor is this repugnance founded
in ncro prejudice, but rathor in tho re
latbns nud patent immoralities of ev
ery variety heretofore existing between
thchacc9. This can only bo overcome
slovly and by association n3 freemen
anj citizens. It will givo way in timo;
biiithnt is not hastened bv .unwiso mid
cunpulsorr education iu athingluu.
I docs not otiginato in personal nni
iDsity or hatred so much as iu a falso
p.ilosophy of society and foars of cor
t'pting tendencies which aro to bo
decked and finally eradicated by clc
vting tho moral tono of tho pooplo.
IrMcnd of promoting social equality, or
nnity, the passage of this bill will
oouso more intense bittorncss toward
tlo North and tho Government and bo
tveen tho white and colorod people
tlui now exists.
From tho New York Herald.
We learn from tho Kansas Cty (Mo.)
Tines that tho democrats, grangers,
li'eral republicans, and nil other ele
Hints opposed to thn republican party,
hive united on a common platform for
the next campaign, which occurs in
November. Kansa lias been republi
can for twelvo years, but this oombina-
ion is likely to revolutionize it, nnd
ind the cm of corruption that has won
or tho Stato tho tillo of the "rotton
toiiunon .veath." It is propablo that
niilar coalitions will bo made in many
f tho other Western States that will
liovo disastrous to tho dominant parly
id largely nflbct tho complexion of
loliticai parties in tho next Presidential
ontcst. This last combination is espe
cially significant iu that it shows that
ho grangers cannot bo counted upon
y tho republican party iu tho elections
jeeurriug this full. A convention of
til anti-republleans has been called to
noet nt Lansing, Michigan, August, fl.
(or a similar purpose, and with tho
nuro direct view of defeating Senator
Chandler' re-election by tho next Loj.
iailuro. N
T'ho Athens Ucoryhn givos this ad
vco: ,
Wo would respectfully suggest to nil
fa iuer slnvo-owiicrs to prctorvo a cor
net list of their slaves, and have their
nunes .crorded in tho clerk's office- of
their respective counties. ThU will re
qiiro but liltlo time nnd cost, and the
ihv mavcomo when n nation return
iig sense of lustico might make this a
wise precaution. Mranger tilings mini
Hi? payment by tho general government
for our emancipate!! slaves navo na
pened, nnd ImprolK.blo ns it may now
htctti, yet it may bo. Let tho record bo
nmilc;' it v. Ill servo ns n contribution to
history, ir not ns a step toward iccur
lug our correct and just deserts.
If ono or two leading prints would
now Incidentally suggest that tho nc
would intimately oc restored 10 slavery,
It would no doubt havo considerable in
fiuenre In extinguishing tho opposition
to tho civil rights bill nnd fix tho Ko
publican jmrty In power for another
dozen years.
(i. K. McClellan.of Sullivan, is a can
didate for Congress iu the First Milriet.
Taking Their Shirts Off.
Now York Tribune.)
When II. F. P.utlcr offered a bill to
tho liou.e of Representative tho other
day to convert certain ucgroc into
Choctaw Indinus, Democratic mem
ber enquired, in a timid sort of way.
whether the dovernuieut had any right
to do w hat the (ieuei ul proposed, ''iho
Government," w tho prompt and con
tempttioui reply, " ha tho right to do
what It pleases wltn anr tiodv within
its jurisdiction. Tho Ge neral Govern
ment, if it rhdkc;, cau talc tho shirt oil
your back."
A c feel verv rnuoli obliged to Gener
al liutler for his frank aud compact
statement of the political principles of
which he is ftich a conspicuous repre
sentative. It seems to us that the Ad
inIni(r.itiou has been ruiinliig on the
liutler plan for some time ; but wo have
never befn1 - lU,a i"1'1" y t evci n
incut so tersely and so eleailv cxpr-
cd. In the. matter of the Custom-houso
management, for example, it ha been
the habit of tho Government to raise
immeuso sums of money for election
purposes by mulcting ' importers in
heavy penalties for technical violation
of intricate nnd confusing laws. Hall
tho fines thus obtained went into tho
Treasury, nnd the other half M as divid
ed among certain reveuuo officers who
were expected to give a large part of it
to (he political fund. And now that the
outrage upon tho incminlilo communi
ty has been exposed, now that tho mis
chievous nnd demoralizing conse
quences of tho system nro sIioaii so
clearly that no ono presumes to ques
tion them, tho foremost members of tho
Administration faction in the Senate
aro working with the greatest Industry
and ndroitness to prevent any reform
in the law. iho liovcrumctit has no
doubt of its right to take the shirts oil'
the merchant's backs if it has any use
for thcui.
Third Term Talk.
l'tlniH. V.)b-rrYPT.' - - -
Edwards Pierrepont, nt the close of
a long conversation with n casual ac
quaintance, remarked lately, ' I may not
sec you again beforo, the next Prcidcn-
Hal election. I wish therefore, that you
would mark this prediction. Grant will
not only bo renominated and ro-eloctcd
in 1S70, but ho will gel Iho support
of tho Southern Democrats." Mr. Pier
repont met all criticisms on tho Presi
dent's courso by nn answer compre
hensive, if-not satlslnclory. He said,
"Ci rant represents theaverago morality
and Intelligence of tho country." None
but a tool predicts die political future.
I'.ut wo may reasonably nssumo that
Mr. Pierrepont is not hazarding any
guesses, but is simply revealing tho
programme of tho Administration. In
atlonipting to tell what. Grant wauls,
he advertise lUO ;--'" "f 1 "iV"
dent under cover of a prediction. Ho
speaks as ono having authority and not
as tho scribo who edit tho organs.
Chicago Tlihune.l
I ho capitalist class Is much enamored
of President Grant just now by reason
of his veto of tho inflation bill, and
much nlarinod at tho strength and clam
or of thoso who nro demanding 'moro
currency." President Giant tins, during
his six years or office, permitted, sanc
tioned, nnd participated in moro demor
alizing nud dangerous acts than all his
predecessors combined. Nevertheless,
having done one good thing nt a criti
cal timo, tho class most likely to hold
lnm to account for rormer trausrossluns
liavo suddenly becomo tho ones most
likely to givo him an activo or sileiit
support for a thirl term as nn alternative-
to something worso which they
North and South Carolina.
Tho Ilaleigh Crescent says : Wo In
North Carolina cannot well appreciate
our good fortuuo in having driven the
carpet-baggers out of tho Stato except
by a comparison of our situation with
that of other communities still cursed
by tho sinister prcsonco of thoso birds
of evil omen. Iu 18GS-G!) our taxes
were enormously high mote than tho
pcoplo could well pay but ineo tho
Conservatives liavo boon iu powor, wo
apprehend that uo pooplo nro less bur
dened by taxation for State purposes
than wo are. In South Carolina tho
public thieves liavo held on to tho crib
with death-liko pertinacity, and the peo
ple nro irretrievably ruined.
"Faint Whisperings."
Wo clip the following from tho
Grange Outlook of last weeks
We hear somo faint whisperings io
tho effect that thcro Is a quiet but de
termined purposo on tho part of the
farmers of Tennessee to call a conven
tion about Iho 4th of July for tho pur
nose of inautrurating measures looking
lo tho nomination of Stato officers.
We can't say from "wlienco they came,"
or how t hey cot into tho nir, out nov
ertheless they nro floating around t It
U even niootud that Dorsoy IS. Thomas.
of Humphreys county, would likely ho
their choice for (iovornor. now luoso
am wo cant pretend to say, ot courso,
and only publish w hat wo hear n a
matter of news. Wo khnll see what
wo shall see I Ono thing is certain, tho
furmcrs could not vote for a better man.
Keep House or Hoard.
While a youthful couplo wcro being
I joined in wedlock In t. justice court, In
New York, recently, the damsel rather
astonished a number of spectators, by
suddenly breaking out, 'I want to
know whether wo aro going to keep
house or board before going into this
thing?" The Judge ruled the que-lion
out of order, nnd tho ceremony proceeded
A YWt to the Savanna Farm.
Diuh ,1!t; Your correspondent,
having; a little leisure, took location to
vl.lt tho dairy of Mr. Wm. I- lUht, on
the Ssvtuna (arm, 1st district Polk
county, and will briefly five your read
ers w hat he there taw.
Mr. liaiit leased id farm for the
term of five years, with tho privilege of
leasing for another similar term, and
with further ptlrllfgc of purchasing
should tho owner, Mr. George P. Wet
more, w ith to sell during thnt time, t
merely mention tho shove facts to show
our rural friend w hat a practical busi
ness farmer doc In lcns'njr; Having
thus secured control of this (Ino farm,
he began sow lug clover and gratt, and
At euro established dairy operation.
He is now iiniMiia r. tr .. .,
from which ho make seven cheese
weekly, weighing near forty pound
each. At Iho same time, ho make near
half that amount of strictly choice but
ter. Ho keeps also a Urge number of
hogs on tho w hey Alone, ami informed1
me that he had sold a lot of thont for
butchering that were grown nnd fatten
ed exclusively on this whey. Of course,
he raises quite a lot of young cattlo each
year. What ho prizes most, however;
is tho vast quantity of manure made,
by which ho will doublo his crop nnd at
tho samo timo greatly Improve tho so!!;
To sum up, ho is making an eminent
success of what most of our farmers
would make a significant failure Sol
because, as would be expected, ho was a
practical dairyman, for I am informed'
that ho was a machinist Up to tho cloo
of our lato war, but becauso ho I not
afraid to haul out a load of mauuro lot.
ho benefits Ma Landlord. He alto1
works in tho lead, and when a hand fall!
lo perform his duty ho promptly dig.
charge him aud take his place. Wheit
your correspondent was thcro ho was"
making cheese, turning tho curd nud
putting them In press. Ho does ifot do
this of necessity, for ho is a man of
ample means. In all his operations
perfect system is manifest, and any of
your readers would bo greatly bcucfitodl
by a visit to thl farm. It is proper to'
say, however, that his dairy buildiug li
as yet incomplete, and doc not show
tho many conveniences that it wilt
wheu fiulshcd.
In O.n f,i!,i,f. t , 8MO JOU 1UT
thcr fads iu refeaenco to thl youuuf
yet important business, aud would bo'
highly pleased if Mr. Kulit whould glv6'
us au articlo now and then on tho va
ried questions pertaining to tho dairy
nud farm through tho Post.
Agricultural Profit.
If with uuusnlly high prlcos for wheat.-
consequent upon a poor harvest iu Eu
rope, tho farmers aro not satisfied, and
complain of tho unprofitableness erf
their labors, it becomes a question how
tho largo prospective crops at homo and
abroad, and ncrcssarlly lower prices''
will affect thcui. Tho Chicago Tribuuo
thinks that tho Western limit at which
wheat production pays ha been reach'
ed. It says:
If our agricultural limit liatocif
rcarhyl, tho development of tho Wost,
save, in tho neighborhood of tho mines'
will hereafter bo very slow. Tho west
ward way of tho course- of empire must
bo n rail wav, or a canal, or a puoumalid
tubu. Until science manages (oshortoif
tho distance from ocean to ocean, the'
prairies of tho far West cannot bo brok
en up into grain-fields. Tho tido of
immigration has flowed near tho limit
of successful agriculture. There nro1
two lessons to Uo drawn from this fact.
Tho first is, tho Inexpediency of en
couraging further Immigration, espe
cially that of tho thousands of English
agricultural laborers who are now bog
ging passages to this deliislvo Canaan;
Tho second is, tho necessity of concoii
trallug scientific- attention ou the ques
tion of cheap transportation. Thn dis
covery of somo practical way of short
cuing tho dlstaueo between Chliagnf
and Now York would puhtlo limit of
agrlciilturo nearer tho Rocky Motui
lulu, and ituuta so irirow opuuHuuiuui'
great belt o( our Western laud to set
tlcmeut and development.
Haislng Hogs.
Keep no more hog thau you aro will
Ing to furuJsh with good bedding. A
hojf will keep himself nearly ns clean?
as a man If ho has a ehanco, but if ho ii
poorly bedded, ho will bo tiro to makri
himself filthy. T think that dry groumf
for yard is to bo preferred, and n
couplo of pail of water on each horf
iu a hot day will do him good even If
thcro Is no danger of hi melting. If
we ralso pork to sell, we must raise our"
our own pigi, and not pnv $V0 in the
fall, nnd much, higher In tho spring. It
will bo well to keep in mind that if wo
compel our hogs to 1 io constantly in
their own filth, even In summer, wo
may not expect to fallen well, and they
Will not bo fit to ctt
lirookTyn lias abolished Us tyiitcrrt of
educating young men and young wo.
nun in tho satno school-room. Tho
rea-on given for the change I that the
system 1ms proved promotive or Hit

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